Promoting continuity of care should be integral to any health care system

Rosser, Walter; Schultz, Karen
November 2007
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;11/20/2007, Vol. 177 Issue 11, p1385
Academic Journal
The author comments on the importance of integrating continuity of care to any health care system. The author cites the study by Ionescu-Ittu on the effectiveness of physician-patient relationship in long-term care especially for the elderly patients who are considered the heaviest users of health care systems. He believes that the growing number of evidences that suggest the increased efficiency and effectiveness as a result of continuity of care should encourage strategizing within Canada.


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